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Learn to play Craps

Here we give you an overview of how to play the casino game of craps. It is quite a complex betting game for the beginner, but once you understand how the game works and the different bets that can be placed it truly is a very exciting game to play.

The Game Basics

Craps is played with two dice, the person throwing the dice is know as the shooter.
It is played on a long table with boards from one to two feet high surrounding the table.
The game is played in two stages, after the initial bets are placed the shooter throws the dice.
If a seven or eleven is thrown that is a natural and the throw is over, players betting on the shooter win.
If two, three or twelve are thrown these are known as 'craps' and bets on the shooter are lost.
If on the other hand the shooter rolls a four, five, six, eight, nine or ten this number is known as his point.
In a land casino this is marked with a disc called a buck.

The shooter then continues to throw until he either makes his point by rolling the number again, in which case bets on the shooter win, or throws a seven in which case bets on the shooter loose.

To learn about the many other bets you can place visit our Craps Bets page.

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